Swinford & District Gardening Club Trip
Our destination for this year’s Gardening Trip (24/25/26th June) will be Waterford. We will be staying in the centrally located 4 star Treacy’s Hotel,Spa and Leisure Club. There will be a variety packed itinerary. Some highlights of the tour: a scenic trip from Kilmeaden on the Wexford & Suir Valley steam train, Mount Congreve Gardens, the Viking Triangle including Reginald’s Tower, a tour of Waterford, the Museum of Treasure etc. There will also be an opportunity for shopping and on the way home a visit to a garden centre. Price: €300 pps. Single supplement €40 eur. To book or for further information please contact Angela asap. 0877917136/0879662038.
The next meeting will take place at 8.30pm on Tuesday 11th June in the Gateway Hotel. This rescheduled talk by Horticulturist Peter Mc Menamon will be on the subject of ‘Summer in the Garden’ and he will also give advice on growing herbs.
Essential Oils for Great Health – Make & Take
Join me Sarah McLoughlin for a free class on essential oils and learn how you can use them to create better health for you and your family.
Once we have learned the basics we’ll make an easy recipe to help you with your top health concerns. The best bit, you can take them home and start using them straight away!
Just come along to Swinford Cultural Centre’s Meeting Room at 7pm on Thursday June 13th!
Swinford Camera Club
Meetings take place in the Gateway hotel at 8pm on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month. If you are looking to take up a new hobby, why not try photography? Come along to a meeting and see if you’d like it. As always, new members are always very welcome, especially beginners.
Swinford Go Getters
Swinford Go Getters are a social activities club for over 55’s who meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month. We play a variety of fun games including Boccia, skittles, ball and bean bag games which are part of the Go for Life Games. A parachute game was added in January where the idea is to balance a ball and other items on the parachute. All games are designed to be played sitting or standing. Dates for the next few games are as follows:-
This weeks Thursday evening Seisuin (6th) is in Boland’s from approx. 9-30pm.
Thursday 6th June Boland’s
Thursday 13th June Mellett’s
Thursday 20th June The Whitehouse
Thursday 27th June The Sheepwalk
Connacht Fleadh Cheoil 2019
The committee and members of Michael Davitt CCE want to thank everyone who helped make the Fleadh Launch night in the Gateway on May 16th such a wonderful success. It was a great start. The Fleadh festival week starts on July 1st with a great evening’s entertainment in the Coffee Doc and continues all week to culminate with a Gala Concert on Sunday evening July 7th. Fleadh Competitions take place on the 6th and 7th in the Secondary School and the Cultural Centre. Thousands of people will visit Swinford that week and the Fleadh Committee look forward to cooperation and support from the community.
Swinford Comhaltas Summer workshops
The annual Michael Davitt Comhaltas week of classes – Scoil Cheoil Siamsa – will run this year from Monday July 29th to Friday August 2nd. Classes will be held as usual in Swinford NS between 3pm and 6pm. If participants need to rent instruments please let us know as soon as possible
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Text 0877454032
Musical Theatre Summer Camp/Workshops.
If you or your children are interested in musical theatre then Swinford’s Railway Players have a treat in store for you. During the week beginning August 12th there will be a great opportunity for anyone who loves singing, dancing and acting as Flare Musical Theatre Company (Wicklow), in collaboration with the Railway Players, will run a Musical Theatre Camp/Workshop in Swinford NS. There will be separate sessions for children from 1st to 6th class, young people of Secondary School age and, if there is enough interest, an evening workshop for adults. Information leaflets and enrolment forms will be available shortly but names can be given at the Swinford 250 office from this week. Places will be limited so applications will be taken on a first come first served basis. Email : email@example.com
This weeks draw was held in the Gateway Hotel and Oisin Rooney of Derryronane won €761.
Envelopes are available in most business premises and online through www.swinfordgaa.ie
Swinford GAA Fixtures: (subject to change)
Canon Henry Cup
5th June 7-30pm Bohola Moy Davitts v Swinford
Under 14 Championship Postponed to Tuesday 11th June
6th June 7pm Swinford v Ballintubber
Minor Summer League
7th June 7-30pm Ardnaree v Swinford
Michael Walsh Intermediate League
8th June 7pm Burrishoole v Swinford
Swinford Community Lotto
Swinford Community Lotto results for 2019
08, 12, 23 & 24
€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners
Simon Ronane, Swinford
Mary McNicholas, Swinford
3 Number Winner
Next weeks Jackpot is €13,000
Next draw is on Monday 10th JUne
Swinford Golf Club
Results: 02 June 2019
Morrin Cup sponsored by the Lambe Family
1st Carmel Timoney 68
2nd Catherine Loftus 70
3rd Annie McNeela 74
Lambe Cup sponsored by the Lambe Family
1st Declan Healy 64
2nd Sean Geraghty 68
3rd Niall Feeney 68
Scramble 31 May
1st Margaret Mulligan, Bernie Walsh & Gerry Ronayne
Scramble 03 Jun
1st Niall Feeney, Dave Sweeney & Michael Carroll
Fred Perry Trophy Rd 2
Swinford 3-2 Ballyhaunis
Swinford Golf/Soccer 250 Draw
Results of Draw No. 6 of the Swinford Golf/Soccer 250 Draw which was held in the Swinford Golf Club on Friday 31st May 2019.
€1000 Seamus Hughes, Cloonlee, Knock, Co. Mayo
€300 P J Moore, Swinford Co. Mayo
€200 Simon Ronane, Swinford Co. Mayo
Thanks for supporting our draw. There are 2 draws every month for 12 months. All results are available on the Golf & Soccer websites.
Swinford Cultural Centre
Below is a list of events happening this week in Swinford Cultural Centre, all in the cultural centre hall unless stated.
THURSDAY 6th: 10am-11am-Little Exploreers-Baby Massage (Meeting Room)
FRIDAY 7th: 8.30am-10.30am-Slimway
9am-2pm-Mayo County Council Housing Meeting (Meeting Room)
SATURDAY 8th: 10am-4pm- ECM Dance
SUNDAY 9th: 10am-12pm- Little Exploreers-Baby Massage (Meeting Room)
MONDAY 10th: 10am-1pm- Mayo Jobs Club (Meeting Room)
1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby Yogalates
6.30pm-8pm- Kathryn Gavaghan- Meditation (Meeting Room)
7.30pm-8.30pm- Pat Kirby Candlelight Yogalates
TUESDAY 11th: 10am-1pm- Mayo Jobs Club (Meeting Room)
6.30pm-8pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
WEDNESDAY 12th: 10am-1pm- Mayo Jobs Club (Meeting Room)
1pm-4pm-Artists at Heart (Meeting Room)
7pm-9pm- Active Minds (Meeting Room)
For Booking information contact: (094) 9052006/087-4007045 (9am-5.30pm Monday-Friday).
Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation
Monday June 17th 2019 at 7pm in the Parochial House Swinford. Free and open to all over 16 years.
Contact 086 0700681 if you require further information
Yogalates & Bums & Tums
2 Yogalates Classes Run Every Monday In The Cultural Centre Swinford.
First at 1pm Lunchtime Yogalates, this is a 45 minute Class. The second is Yogalates By Candlelight at 7pm and runs for 1 Hour. Both Classes are For Beginners so join anytime and Classes are Pay As You Go. We start with Yoga Poses so you can start To Heal and Breathe Then Pilates For Strengthening Your Core, then we move on To Stretching To Renew Your Muscles and Help with Posture and Finish with Relaxation. Please Bring your own Mat, Blanket and Cushion. This is Good For Chronic Conditions, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, High Blood Pressure & Fatigue To name a few. For further Information please Contact Ros on 0872617309
Bums & Tums in The Cultural Centre every Thursday Lunchtime at 1pm. A 45 min Class To Strengthen and Stretch Those Problem errors and help tone and scuplt your Body. Classes Run Throughout The Summer Join anytime, Pay As You Go. For further information Please Contact Ros on 0872617309.
Helene Henry Kilchrist Killasser Swinford – Fundraiser
A GoFundMe Page for Helene Henry Kilchrist who as some of you know, is going through treatment for leukaemia has been set up. Over the next years she will incur huge medical bills that her insurance plan will not completely cover.
Helene is a native of Swinford, Co. Mayo and has lived in Chicago for over 30 years.. She had to take early retirement due to having suffered a stroke in 2015. In 2018, Helene moved to Abilene, Texas to live close to her Son. In late 2018, she received the devastating news that she had leukaemia.
Helene is currently undergoing extensive chemo in Texas and must move back to Chicago for the bone marrow transplant in UIC. She will need 24 hour nursing care for 3 months post bone marrow transplant. These costs are not covered by her medical insurance. The target amount is $75,000.
This fundraiser is to help defray the out of pocket medical expenses she will incur over the next few years. Please help Helene win her battle with leukaemia.
Donations can be sent thro the Go Fund Me page. Search for Helene Kilchrist and this will bring you to the page. For people who want to donate and cannot access the page you can leave a donation into Melletts Swinford and it will be sent on your behalf.
Please share this information so that all of her friends are aware of it.
Your support is appreciated.
If you wish to include anything on Swinford Notes please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday afternoon. Thank You